Most people value memories, but there are very few life events where we feel it’s a priority to have professional photos taken. Spending thousands of dollars on photos of your wedding day is common, and it’s well worth it. After all, once the cake is eaten and everyone has gone home, your wedding photos are all you’ve have left to remember that special day.
But your wedding day isn’t the only moment in your life and in your marriage that matters. The birth of your first child is not just a major milestone—it marks an amazing moment in the life and growth of your family. When you first look into your baby’s face, your whole life will change forever.
You’ll be surprised at how quickly your child grows and how easy it is to forget just how tiny they were. That’s why newborn photos are so important: they allow you to hold on to the magic and wonder of your child’s first days of life and cherish those memories for years to come.
You may regret skipping photos in the future.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I didn’t have these photos”? Me neither! No one regrets taking photos of events and special moments in their life. It’s far more likely that you’ll regret not taking photos and not having those images to look back on in later years.
A newborn photo session may seem like an unnecessary addition to your already overwhelming and busy life. You’re adapting to taking care of a baby, after all! It can be easy to dismiss a photo shoot as both extra cost and extra time that you’d rather not spend.
But in the years to come, when your child grows up and heads to school and graduates, you’ll be so grateful to have memories of their first days captured!
You don’t get a second chance.
You only have a limited time to take newborn photos. In fact, the ideal time for a newborn photo session is when your baby is between five and 12 days old.
If your family photos don’t turn out like you hoped, you can retake them. But you don’t have a second chance to take newborn photos, and you can’t decide to get them later if you change your mind. Capturing these memories is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Your kids—and their future kids—will thank you.
When you’re a kid, it’s so fun to look at old photos of your parents and grandparents and see how much you resemble them. Old photos can give you a great sense of history and where you came from. Having photos of your children as babies will give them images to look back on when they have their own children and allow them to look for family resemblances.
You’ll only have photos one day.
Let’s be honest: memories fade. No matter how much we like to think we’ll remember every detail of our child’s life, chances are we’ll forget quite a bit. That’s what is so great about photography: it allows you to have images to remind you of important moments in your life.